Time to name and shame – pain

via @noigroup

Nociception, nociceptive pathways and transmission of nociception are the correct terms.  Nociception is not pain, it is not a necessary requirement for pain, sometimes the brain will evaluate it, weigh up what else is going on and construct pain.

If you believe in pain endings and pain pathways from tissues you may also believe in love endings,  love pathways and love transmission from the genitals.


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“Pain endings”, “pain transmission” and “pain pathways” – time to name and shame
“Pain endings”, “pain transmission” and “pain pathways” – these terms are in wide use by health professionals, including scientists who should know better. It really drives us crazy in the educatio……

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